I'm from europe and I want to do a roudtrip thorugh California and national parks which are closeby.
I know, that every national park and every bigger city has it's own "vibe". But to take the most out of a trip I have to ponder where I want to go and how long I should stay.
I have chosen three bigger cities:
- Los ANgeles (begin and end)
- Las Vegas
- San Francisco
The total duraiton of the trip will be about 20 days. The route by now is:
1st day: Arring in LA 2nd day: Full day in LA where we are getting our car. 3rd day: Driving to Joshua Tree National Park (Twentynine Palms, CA) and visit the NP 4th day: Driving to Williams, AZ thorugh the Route 66 5th day: Visiting to Grand Canyon, afterwards driving to Page, AZ (near Antelope Canyon) 6th day: Maybe Antelope Canyon in the morning and horseshoe Bend, then driving to Bryce Canyon sleeping in Panguitch, UT 7th day: From Brye Canyon to Zion National Park and sleeping in Springdale, UT 8th day: Visiting Zion NP afterwards driving to Las Vegas. 9th day: Full Day in Las Vegas 10th day: driving through Death Valley, sleeping in Beatty, NV 11th day: driving to Yosemite National Park, sleeping in (June Lake, CA) 12th day: driving to Lake Tahoe and sleeping in South Lake Tahoe, CA 13th day: from Lake Tahoe to San Francisco 14th day: Exploring San Francisco 15th day: Exploring San Francisco 16th day: Exploring San Francisco 17th day: Driving from SF to Monterey (looking for whales) 18th day: From Monterey to Pismo Beach (Not sure through Highway 1 or Highway 101) 19th day: Pismo Beach to LA 20th day: from LA back home with the flight
I want to get the most out of the route, so my questions are:
- Is there anything that I missed on the route?
- Is the stay in SF too long?
- Are there any insider tipps for other sleeping points?
Any reponse will appreciated Thanks in advance